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  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Major hospital with ‘bullying culture’ put in special measures


    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has been placed in special measures after inspectors rated the trust and its leadership inadequate, having found a “bullying culture” and an “obvious deterioration” in services.

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    NHS chiefs to set out new winter target


    The NHS must cut the number of patients spending more than three weeks in hospital by 25 per cent to free up 4,000 beds ahead of the winter, system leaders will say today.

  • Surgery surgeons

    Year-plus waiters rise 75 per cent


    The number of patients waiting a year or more for elective treatment has risen by 75 per cent year-on-year, NHS Improvement data confirms.

  • Imperial college healthcare trust

    Exclusive: New chief executive for Shelford Group trust


    A new chief executive has been appointed to one of UK’s most high profile hospital organisations, HSJ can reveal.

  • Colin Gelder
    HSJ Knowledge

    Roundtable: The battle against COPD is psychological, not just physical


    As HSJ’s roundtable heard, COPD can take a negative toll on emotions as well as bodies, says Alison Moore

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    Exclusive: NHS ‘needs £100m’ social care boost to hit A&E target


    Clifford Mann says extra social care cash needs to go on DTOCs or NHS won’t meet A E goal NHS England A E lead says huge boost in emergency staff needed Mann urges HEE to extend emergency medicine recuitment programme NHS bosses must persuade councils to spend £100m of new social care

  • News

    Former health secretary to chair struggling STP


    Patricia Hewitt to chair Norfolk STP amid concerns about its progress Systems leaders want Ms Hewitt to “bang heads together”, says senior source STP interim chair John Fry welcomes the appointment A former health secretary has been brought in to chair Norfolk and Waveney sustainability and

  • Weston General Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Trust shuts 'inadequate' A&E overnight after CQC safety warning


    Weston Area Health Trust “temporarily” shuts A E overnight, citing difficulty maintaining safe staffing levels CQC issues formal warning over inadequate A E services Comes amid wider plans to reconfigure unsustainable clinical services Trust remains committed to 24/7 urgent care but says

  • Carer with elderly man

    Tories will target NHS weekend discharge rates


    Discharge rates should be ‘at a similar’ level at weekends as on weekdays, says Tory manifesto Policy continues direction of travel set out by seven day services agenda Senior expert warns policy would require substantial additional resource New targets for NHS trusts to discharge emergency

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    HSJ Local

    Special measures trust appoints successor to Phil Morley


    Former Hinchingbrooke chief executive succeeds controversial chief at special measures trust Lance McCarthy led Hinchingbrooke out of special measures before its merger with Peterborough Princess Alex was rated inadequate and placed in special measures last year Troubled Princess Alexandra